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A5 3.0 TDi Mini-Meet at APS - 6 Sep 2008

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There was a bit of a mini meet at APS today when myself, MeteorSilver and timbotdi had various mods applied to our cars. Most of the pictures are of my own car (my son was taking the piccies whilst I chatted :rolleyes:). timbotdi's car spent most of the time up on the ramp and by the time it came down, it was raining - so not much chance for piccies of his car. MeteorSilver was the first one done and I have a couple of pics of his A5 but he had to get away back to York so left fairly early.

Spinner came to collect his S5 after the RS brake mod (see thread here) and IanHp1 came along as well. No sign of Ess5ive - probably still in bed. :D

Anyway, I've sorted through some before and after pictures and present them for your perusal (they are in before & after pairs order). Enjoy.


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Good to see you guys.

REB, I have to say I've never been a fan of the A5 in silver but with the stance the springs have given yours it has changed my mind, it looks fantastic! To top it off you've got the sound from a great exhaust. Add the remap in the future and despite some of the comments on the forum, imo the modded 3.0 TDI it's going to be a very interesting comparison to the S5!

Tim, didn't realise you'd stiffened up the KW's. I don't think anyone else has done this yet but then again I suppose the S5 was already a tighter setup. Will be interesting to hear your views after some mileage.

Ian being honest having heard the difference between our exhausts its been playing on my mind ever since. Ed always said the rolled tips would be quieter which suited me as I did want a slightly more refined sound, but it's just too much! Looks like I'm going to have to consider a change. Don't think I want the slash cuts so will have to look into Joe's route and see what I can come up with. Anyway it's all your fault for pointing it out to me and I assure you when it comes to explaining to the missus the blame soley lays at your feet :D

Time and weather permitting I'm intending to get the wheels off tomorrow and get some better pics of the brakes. Flying up an empty motorway this evening, the urge to just stamp on the peddle was almost to much to bear... but then I remembered Tim's story of doing exactly this on a previous car with new uprated brakes and ending up with a set of warped discs. Was just enough to hold me back, thanks mate ;) Another 150 miles and they should be bedded in .. I can wait (I hope!).
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Don't involve me in your petty squabbles!! :D
Hey REB another name to through in whilst trying to explanation always helps :)

'...It's not my fault, I blame REB!!! I didn't know there was a difference until I turned up on Sat and Reb told me mine was much louder! ;)

As for the noise... you could wait to see if it changes in the next few k miles or if you like the current tips, think about taking out the resonator or adding the AWE downpipes... both should have a profound effect on the sound!
Hmm Ian, £200 for a new set of tips or £xxxx for downpipes now you're in real trouble with Dani :eek:

Not sure what I'm going do but I'll wait until the wheels are sorted as I'm best saving what's left of my brownie points of a rainy day ;)

Still shitty weather here so will have to wait for the brake pics. Spoke to Ed today and he's supposed to be sending me over a few more that Neil took so will get them up as soon as I have em.
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